Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 69 82
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13 +34
Permanent jobs citing QA 70 23 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 4.73% 2.50% 3.47%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 47.95% 31.94% 36.84%
Number of salaries quoted 50 19 22
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £26,750 £24,850 £29,625
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £70,000
South West median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

QA is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Dorset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 146 72 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 9.87% 7.83% 9.41%
Number of salaries quoted 99 55 98
Dorset median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +7.59% -7.06%
10th Percentile £26,750 £22,350 £24,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £60,000 £53,750
South West median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +6.49%

QA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings citing QA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Dorset

QA
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing QA in Dorset.

Salary trend for QA in Dorset

QA
Salary Histogram in Dorset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Dorset over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for QA in Dorset

QA
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Dorset region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +9 36 £40,000 +24.03% 8
Poole -12 18 £32,500 -13.33% 2
Wimborne - 5 - -
Weymouth -6 4 - -
Wareham - 1 £37,500 -
QA
South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Dorset region with a requirement for QA.

1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
3 20 (28.57%) TDD
3 20 (28.57%) BDD
4 19 (27.14%) Java
5 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
6 16 (22.86%) Finance
6 16 (22.86%) Scrum
6 16 (22.86%) Software Testing
6 16 (22.86%) MVC
7 15 (21.43%) MySQL
7 15 (21.43%) Web Services
7 15 (21.43%) Tomcat
7 15 (21.43%) Python
7 15 (21.43%) RESTful
7 15 (21.43%) Hibernate
7 15 (21.43%) Spring
7 15 (21.43%) Maven
7 15 (21.43%) Spring Boot
8 13 (18.57%) Fault Analysis
8 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
8 13 (18.57%) Data Management
8 13 (18.57%) Windows
8 13 (18.57%) Linux
8 13 (18.57%) OO
8 13 (18.57%) Perl
8 13 (18.57%) C++
9 12 (17.14%) HTML
10 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
11 10 (14.29%) C#

QA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 10 (14.29%) Apache
3 4 (5.71%) IIS
4 2 (2.86%) Confluence
4 2 (2.86%) JBoss
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) CMS
5 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.57%) Office 365
3 2 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.86%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) MySQL
2 7 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.86%) Big Data
5 2 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.86%) DataStage
5 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.86%) OLAP
5 2 (2.86%) Semantic Layer
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) Maven
2 11 (15.71%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.86%) JIRA
3 9 (12.86%) Selenium
3 9 (12.86%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.57%) JMeter
5 2 (2.86%) Bower
5 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.86%) NuGet
5 2 (2.86%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Military
3 3 (4.29%) Electronics
4 2 (2.86%) Aerospace
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Developer
2 20 (28.57%) QA Engineer
3 17 (24.29%) Java Developer
4 13 (18.57%) Software QA Engineer
5 9 (12.86%) Head of IT
6 7 (10.00%) Quality Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Software Quality Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Head of Delivery
8 4 (5.71%) Head of Service Delivery
8 4 (5.71%) Head of Service Management
9 3 (4.29%) Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Graduate
9 3 (4.29%) Head of Support
9 3 (4.29%) IT Graduate
9 3 (4.29%) IT Support
9 3 (4.29%) Tester
10 2 (2.86%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.86%) Business Developer
10 2 (2.86%) Development Manager
10 2 (2.86%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) Hibernate
1 15 (21.43%) RESTful
1 15 (21.43%) Spring
1 15 (21.43%) Spring Boot
1 15 (21.43%) Web Services
2 12 (17.14%) HTML
3 9 (12.86%) AngularJS
3 9 (12.86%) Gherkin
4 3 (4.29%) .NET
4 3 (4.29%) CSS
5 2 (2.86%) HTML5
5 2 (2.86%) Java EE
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) User Experience
2 3 (4.29%) Acoustics
2 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.57%) Linux
1 13 (18.57%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.43%) Test Automation
3 20 (28.57%) BDD
3 20 (28.57%) TDD
4 16 (22.86%) MVC
4 16 (22.86%) Scrum
4 16 (22.86%) Software Testing
5 13 (18.57%) Data Management
5 13 (18.57%) Fault Analysis
5 13 (18.57%) OO
6 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
6 9 (12.86%) ITIL
6 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
6 9 (12.86%) Service Management
7 8 (11.43%) DevOps
7 8 (11.43%) Problem Management
8 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (8.57%) Manual Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) Java
2 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 15 (21.43%) Python
4 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
4 13 (18.57%) C++
4 13 (18.57%) Perl
5 10 (14.29%) C#
6 5 (7.14%) SQL
7 4 (5.71%) C
8 2 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) ISEB
2 6 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO 9001
2 5 (7.14%) DO-178B
3 4 (5.71%) Def Stans
4 2 (2.86%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (8.57%) Citrix
1 6 (8.57%) ServiceNow
1 6 (8.57%) VMware
2 3 (4.29%) BT
2 3 (4.29%) SAP
2 3 (4.29%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.86%) Google
3 2 (2.86%) IBM
3 2 (2.86%) Informatica
3 2 (2.86%) Netezza
3 2 (2.86%) Tableau
3 2 (2.86%) Talend
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft